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Wooden Shjips
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Hailing from San Francisco, psychedelic group Wooden Shjips, has just released their newest album Back to Land. The album brings together a sound crafted from inspirations that range from psychedelic music to classic rock.

The album is an entire trip in itself.  One can hear hints of 80s music, classic rock, and modern garage rock styles in the record, but they always resolve back to their classic psychedelic sound. With tracks like “In The Roses,” which brings a very spacey, low volume vocals, and a lo-fi sound that is not too cheesy or under produced. to “Ghouls,” which is a much faster, much more psychedelic rock sounding song that takes influences from classic rock guitar chords, while still utilizing classic psychedelic synthesizers.

Most songs on the album carry a jam-band sound, without becoming too abstract or getting too carried away. And in some cases, the music is so vast in genre diversity, one is surprised at the resulting sound, such as in the track, “These Shadows”, which starts off with an extremely catchy intro guitar riff and carries a vague David Bowie meets Velvet Underground sound.

“Back to Land” is a great piece of work that utilizes the potential of each member of Wooden Shjips effectively and thoroughly.

Most importantly, “Back to Land” is an experimentation of how far the psychedelic genre can stretch while still successfully staying true to its roots.


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This does not happen often, but this month we have come across and occasion where we must congratulate TWO winners of The Deli Magazine San Francisco Artist of the Month Poll! The votes were so close that it has been decided that Peachelope and Travis Hayes should both be celebrated for obtaining the most votes!

Hayes is a hardworking singer/songwriter and avid supporter of the Bay Area music scene as he works as a promoter and booker for Neck of the Woods, a music venue in the Sunset area of San Francisco. His smooth mix of indie rock and acoustic jams swoon us to no end.

Peachelope is an experimental avant indie duo whose sultry sounds and innovative live electro-acoustic performances are entrancing and always leaving audiences wanting more. These great local artists are both super deserving of this honor.  We wish them the best of luck in their future endeavors!

September 22, 2014
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San Francisco heavy garage rock band, Down and Outlaws are playing a show with influential San Diego based rock/folk band, The Silent Comedy and the Fresno based band, Strange Vine. This strong line up promises to be a show that will totally be worth your while. This is going to be a great California drenched rock and roll event, so head out and have a great time!

September 17, 2014
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WIN TWO TICKETS to the San Francisco based avant indie rock band, Split Screens album release show at Bottom of the Hill in San Francisco on September 20th!

Yassou Benedict​ and New Spell​ will be sharing the bill with this new local band who has been growing very quickly within the local Bay Area music scene. We're always into supporting great bands in the underground scene and Split Screens is a band who is a quintessential example of artists who do their best to put out great music and promotes their music well. We totally think you should attend this show. We'd like you to support this event so much so that we are giving away free tix!

​Email: sfeditor@thedelimagazine.com to submit your name to win! ​​We will announce the recipient of the tix on September 19th!

September 16, 2014
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WIN TWO TICKETS to the San Francisco based avant indie rock band, Split Screens album release at Bottom of the Hill in San Francisco on September 20th!

Yassou Benedict​ and New Spell​ will be sharing the bill with this new local band who has been growing very quickly within the local Bay Area music scene. We're always into supporting great bands in the underground scene and Split Screens is a band who is a quintessential example of artists who do their best to put out great music and promotes their music well. We totally think you should attend this show. We'd like you to support this event so much so that we are giving away free tix!

​Email: sfeditor@thedelimagazine.com to submit your name to win! ​​We will announce the recipient of the tix on September 19th!

September 16, 2014
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The bi-coastal shoegaze band, Slowness has always made amazing ethereal music, and they will be accompanied by the hardworking, brilliant NYC based shoegaze band, Dead Leaf Echo tonight at Hemlock Tavern! The bill will be rounded out by Moonbeams who are a noise psych pop band currently based in San Francisco from San Diego. Cruel Summer is also a psych dream pop band whose music is steamy and will blend well with the entire line up.

We love it when shows can have a great mix of east coast and west coast bands. Don't miss this opportunity to hear some music that you wouldn't otherwise be able to experience unless you were 3,000 miles east!

​This show is going to be a lovely washed out, psyched out night of music. We recommend you expend some time and energy to make it out.​

September 13, 2014
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San Francisco based experimental post punk band, Buzzmutt has released a new album entitled, Strange Planes of Surveillance. Their music is loud and untamed, but their song's composition is structurally coherent. Buzzmutt's  brand of noise music has a danceable element that is really fun but doesn't take away from their punk integrity.

If you're into Sonic Youth and New Order, you'll be into Buzzmutt. They certainly standout and you should check out their show and pick up an album just to make sure you keep your music taste diverse.

Head out to the Hemlock Tavern TONIGHT to see Buzzmutt share a bill with Wild Pack of Canaries and The Shape.

September 11, 2014
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